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If I Have A Infection In My Gums What Should I Do
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I have stem cell transplant like 80 days ago now im notice that I have infection in my gum what should I do?
Kefexin: If your doctor has prescribed this you should end up OK. If it has not been prescribed, or if it has been prescribed and not working, you need to go back to your doctor. ...Read more
My bottom row teeth have recently slanted and are crooked due to a infection in my gums. Is it possible for my teeth to be straightened out?
Possible: Can't tell without more information. See an Orthodontic Specialist for an initial examination (usually free or low cost). The Orthodontist can then work with your Dentist and possibly a Periodontist (gum specialist) to restore your mouth to optimum health. Ask your Dentist to recommend the best "adult orthodontist" in your area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gingivitis: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but no: You can treat the symptoms of the infection with an antibiotic, but it will not treat the bacteria causing the problem. You need to address the bacteria with an antimicrobial so you don't develop resistant bacteria. Look into the perio protect method. We have found it works best and research has shown it is better than conventional scaling and root planing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your dentist: If you have a serious gum infection you definitely need to see a dentist or endodontist. You will need gum care and possible antimicrobial agents. Do not pass 'go' see your dentist before you end up with a systemic or blood stream infection then you will have to see a hospital! ...Read more
You may not know!: Most gum infections cause the patient no pain, and that's why the disease can do a lot of damage before the patient is aware they even have a problem. But sometimes the gum will become swollen and even have a white-ish appearance to it like a pimple. ...Read more
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